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in connection with a man and woman who were found bound and gagged on a city street in december. the man had been shot and later died. >>> checking other bay area headlines now, tonight officials in san bruno will discuss the troubling topic of gun violence. the city council is considering a resolution that would support assistance at state and federal levels. tonight city council meeting begins at 7:00. >>> another milestone this afternoon for the upcoming america's cup yacht race. a ribbon-cutting ceremony planned at a new cruise ship terminal at the port of san francisco. that will be the headquarters for the 34th america's cup. >> you said you saw some boats on the water? >> i think the oracle boat was out there on a beautiful day on the bay and more to come. >> no kidding. i like it. >> only getting better. hard to believe. >>> winter is winding down but it seemed look it ended in december. we haven't had a whole lot of rain since then. nice start to the day, patchy fog at the coast, otherwise looking good so far. they are working on those new lig
>>> does state law allow cities and counties to ban cannabis dispensaries? even though voters approve the use of medical marijuana? >> the legislature knows how to say, thou shalt not ban dispensaries. they didn't say that. >> that's the question before california's highest court this week. the ruling could have a huge impact on the state's massive medical marijuana industry. >>> job growth in silicon valley is outpacing the rest of the nation. but a new report says the income gap between rich and poor is widening. leaving some minorities behind. >>> with the number of people riding bicycles rising fast, san francisco planners roll out a multimillion dollar strategy to add bike lanes, parking stations and other improvements. we'll talk with the head of the san francisco bicycle coalition. >>> plus, california takes the first step to grant special protection to the ocean's top predator. coming up next. >>> good evening, and welcome to "this week in northern california." i'm scott shafer. well, we hoped we'd be talking about this week's super bowl victory parade for the san fran
, others that want to live in a city, live in a urban environment. don't want to get on a google bus and drive down 101 every day. google and others want to serve the population of their employees. it's food to have opportunities in both places. so this urban, i call them urban hipsters essentially want to stay in san francisco. they're opening offices here. >> does san francisco have a particular niche in the industry or not really? >> you know, it's not the device-heavy kind of cisco, the big data kind of things. it's more in the consumer space, mostly consumer, cloud is here, there's all kinds of companies like that that are here and are in the software or the app space. >> one of the other things that happened this week is texas governor rick perry was making a lot of news saying california's high taxes and tough environmental laws are going to make companies and rich people in the bay area want to move to texas. he's coming here to make this pitch. what are the chances of people en masse leaving silicon valley to go to texas? >> not so much. he makes a lot of noise all the time,
of a ta tae kwondo of instructor. he is free on bond. he's worked at the same redwood city academy for 12 years, investigators want to know if there are other possible victims out there. >> police trying to find a thief who stole a package from a door step of a house. z camera. police say there is no spike in cases of stolen packages. anyone with information that can help identify the man is asked to contact the alameda police department. >> a plan to build a hillside in contra costa county is developing into opposition. it would be built in subdivisions of san ramone. >> that is right. this is the alamo sem taerk it's 150 years old, and it's basically all booked up that. is why local developers say he wants to build a new one serving residents in this area for decades still to come. with existing cemeteries a local developer says the plan to build a large new resting place in this valley is the perfect placeway to address demands with supply. >> not enough space.&/oç people are dying. you have people guying in this area. where are you going put them? >> but this proposal to build a ceme
hundreds turned out at a prayer vigil at riverside city hall last night. his 27-year-old partner was wounded in the attack and is expected to survive. the names of the two officers have been kept a secret because authorities fear donor could go after their families next. stay with abc7 news for continuing coverage of the manhunt. we will update you with new developments during the newscast. the latest breaking news is on twitter at abc7 news bay area and on the web site at abc7news.com. >> in the bay area we are on the storm watch this morning as snow falls in the higher elevation and bay area roads are slick and will probably stay that way through the commute. now to abc7 news reporter live with that story. >> the showers are spotty this morning. it is not raining here but the streets behind me showed it was raining moments ago. it comes and goes but the good soaking happened last night when the rain started. lock at this video last night from civilian and daly city area. good rain came down. it has been a while. so, some people had their umbrellas and paid attention and knew it
, the victims were not seriously hurt. >>> a massive tent city in san jose filled with homeless people has been getting bigger and bigger. and now that city is gearing up to clear everybody out. the makeshift encampment is located on spring street between taylor and heading streets. the city says it's now grown to have at least 100 people living there. nbc bay area's arturo santiago is live there this morning. arturo, you had the chance to talk to some of these people. what's the plan for where they'll be heading after the encampment? >> reporter: a lot of them just plain don't know, jon. the number of homeless who are currently living in this field off of spring street, the number only keeps growing in the last few weeks. so much so that the city's decided to take deliberate action to move out the encampment. dozens of tents are scattered throughout the field. the population of the tent city has grown to more than so100. the goal is to have this tent city gone by the end of the first week in march. the city's nonprofit organizations have been reaching out to the homeless camping in the area, o
, it certainly doesn't make sense when a championship trashed the city. but that's what happens. victory in san francisco has been plagued by violence. the last time they won the super bowl in 1995, there were close to 200 arrests in the city after the game. and after the world series celebration, fires, vandalism, you name it. so what's going to happen this sunday? nbc is live in san francisco where one sports fan knows just how quickly a celebration can turn ugly. >> that's right, jessica. 49ers fans are excited about the big game. some are right here at city hall takes pictures of the building awash in red and gold. but there is concern about celebrations getting out of hand. no one wants a repeat of world series victory violence. >> reporter: 49ers fans are ready. >> it's going to be amazing. >> reporter: lifelong 49ers fan is hoping for a big win. but plans to avoid post-game street celebrations. >> when it gets later at night and people have been drinking, win or lose, it's going to be something to keep an eye on. >> reporter: timiney knows it can get ugly fast. smashing windows and ligh
it looked like in the city a couple hours ago. we'll get the latest from kpix5. >> much needed rain fall and some of you got up to an inch of rain over the last 24 hours. take a look at the radar. kpix5 high definition radar showing the heaviest rain in the south bay, leaving redwood city. go across the bridge, union city, fremont, we're seeing heavier showers there. this heading toward pleasantton. taking the cake right now, about a third of an inch of rain. palo alto, one tenth of an inch. so, we do have a little bit of snow to talk about. not much, but some. 3 to 5 inches of new snowfall through friday as the snow level drops down to 3,000 meet. for on our forecast coming up in a few minutes. >> thank you for that. some 23 million people live in the path of the storm baring down on the north eastern united states tonight. power companies, road crews are getting ready for several feet of snow. nearly 3,000 flights in and out of the region's airports have already been canceled, including a couple dozen from sfo. many new england cities announced that schools will be closed tomorrow. th
for 1:00 o'clock this afternoon at the benicia city cemetery and it is open to the public. reporting live from benicia for abc7 news. >> new this morning, south san francisco police are looking for a man who assault add 19-year-old exchange student from japan near the bart station at 5:45 yesterday afternoon. the victim got east rain and grabbed on the arm by a man in his 30's. she break free and ran away. the victim was not hurt. the suspect is described as hispanic or asian at 5' 7" with medium build. >> the santa clara man under arrest for making threats against state senator yee will be in court for a hearing. the 45-year-old everett basham faces ten felony counts and two misdemeanors. he is accused of e-mailing a death threat to senator yee because of efforts to tighten gun control laws. authorities found three assault weapons and explosives during a search of his house last week. they say everett basham was building home-made bombs. >> the shooter whose caused a deadly scene on the las vegas strip are still loose. police are searching for the distinctive s.u.v. right now. katie
city cemetery and it is open to the public. reporting live from benicia for abc7 news. >> new this morning, south san francisco police are looking for a man who assault add 19-year-old exchange student from japan near the bart station at 5:45 yesterday afternoon. the victim got east rain and grabbed on the arm by a man in his 30's. she break free and ran away. the victim was not hurt. the suspect is described as hispanic or asian at 5' 7" with medium build. >> the santa clara man under arrest for making threats against state senator yee will be in court for a hearing. the 45-year-old everett basham faces ten felony counts and two misdemeanors. he is accused of e-mailing a death threat to senator yee because of efforts to tighten gun control laws. authorities found three assault weapons and explosives during a search of his house last week. they say everett basham was building home-made bombs. >> the shooter whose caused a deadly scene on the las vegas strip are still loose. police are searching for the distinctive s.u.v. right now. katie marzullo joins us from the newsroom wit
in the city. oh. happy valentine's day. happy valentine's day. just want to take only the crust. the crust is my favorite part. you're so weird. (man) go to bed. >>> sheriff deputies investigate the death of three men in the wine country. their bodies all discovered inside this home and we're told all three were shot to death. good evening everyone i'm frank somerville. >> and i'm julie haener. new information tonight about a triple homicide at a home in sonoma county. investigators at the crime scene tell us they expect to be processing evidence all night long. happening now, ktvu's ken wayne is live along ross station road in forestville where he's learned the three male victims were found together in a back bedroom of that house. ken-- >> reporter: julie, homicides in this part of the area are rare, homicides are unheard of. the chief tells us he has not heard of one since the 1980s. investigators have been going in and out of the area. three men were shot and killed here but he is not releasing many details. he does say people associated with the victims are cooperating with authoritie
people. to help clean up the city. kron 4's scott rates shows us how the program will work. >> reporter: the city manager telling me this program will provide food, clothing and cash to the homeless here on these streets in exchange for helping keep the city looking sharp! last night the city approving funding to bring in the non-profit organization downtown streets team. the $272,000 one year program will create a 12 person team made up of homeless individuals here in san rafael. the team members will work about 20 hours a week cleaning side-walks and streets. in return they will receive $100 a week for food and housing the downtown streets team already has successful programs in palo alto and san jose, the san rafael city manager says the homeless problem here has gotten so bad something had to be done >> we will have always had downtown facilities to help the homeless. lately, however there is been a larger number. our citizens have been concerned that we need to do more. and the cities portion of that $272,000 price tag will only be 47k because of several donations the city hopes th
concluded nobody was in the camp. neighbors are complaining about agree tent city and janine de la vega has more on the action the city will soon takes. >> reporter: we are headed towards taylor street, dawn see too much but it is near the big feel, the quad lupah field. we don't want to disturb anybody, because they are all sleeping now. but one thing i want to point out, you can see a big pile here and that is just one of the worries of the city staff now the city of stand hose has been strugglen -- city of san jose has been struggling to clean up but they have cost about $20,000 a day and the homeless just keep moving back to the same place or another location along the creek beds. this is so much of a concern for city officials that they want to take action and this encampment as unprecedented growth and it needs to be cleaned up the first week of march. they don't want the land to be over taken and they are concerned by public safety and again, there is them house garage, we plan on talking to some of the homeless people, janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> uc santa cru
-ashbury neighborhood in 1984. >> this is a case that haunts the san francisco police department and the city of san francisco. >> reporter: today police revealed new details about wayne jackson. police say he fits the physical description of the man collins was last seen talking to. >> he lived not far from where the abduction happened. he had a dog similar to the dog that the suspect was seen to have. >> reporter: at the time, eyewitnesses and a consense search of jackson's house failed to conclusively tie him to the case. jackson had five different identities, and a history of kidnapping, lewd acts, and sexual assaults against boys in canada, and one at fisherman's wharf in the years before collins disappeared. cold case investigators said they developed new leads, prompting a search of jackson's old house. that turned up to be animal bones. >> what he we're looking for is anybody that saw this guy back in 1984, anybody that talked to this guy back in 1984. >> reporter: police say they talked to jackson's roommate. ktvu channel 2 news. >>> ktvu sat down this morning with collins mother. >> when w
. >>> search crews have found a body in the rubble of a kansas city restaurant that was destroyed by an explosion and fire last night. the body has not been identified, but one employee at that restaurant is still missing. the massive fire was triggered by a natural gas explosion yesterday evening near an upscale shopping area not far from downtown kansas city. as of now, officials say 16 people were hurt. three of them seriously. the exact cause of the plablast under investigation. but witnesses reported smelling natural gas hours before that explosion. >>> a disturbing story out of southern california. a body found wedged in the water tank on the roof of a downtown l.a. hotel has been identified as that of a missing canadian woman. her body was found yesterday after guests complained of low water pressure. police are still investigating how her body ended up in that water tank. >>> pleasant hill police this morning releasing new sketches of two suspects wanted for a home invasion robbery. investigators say the pair targeted a home back on february 7th on wendy drive just off int
the murders of two seasoned detectives. cornell bernard is live in santa cruz. >> the city is a city in mourning today following the death of two police officers killed in the line of duty. when they came to a home here on north branciforte avenue, a suspect opened fire on them. investigators are still combing every single inch of this crime scene looking for evidence. the police community continues to mourn their death a memorial has begun at police headquarters for detective sergeant baker and his colleague, detective his bet butler. the officers responded to a home and were met with gun officer. they were killed. a half hour later, the suspect was spotted and chased by police. >> a chase ensued. gunfire was exchanged between goulet and a team of sheriff deputies and santa cruz police officers. the suspect was killed at the scene. >> right now it is a time to connect and support one other and listening and talking trying to set a tone for the next few days and weeks. >> the police chaplains comforting the families who are grieving, schools were put on lockdown for a short
: there is no question the housing market is hot. dozens of cities are registering double-digit increases in home prices some up nearly 40% in the 4th quarter. a key force behind real estate demand in the bay area, the economy building and more people finding jobs. and while edwin is moving out of the state, ruthie hopes one day to call the bay area one day home sweet home. >> we have to let it go and see where things lie. >> reporter: you will recall in 2005 the housing market was on fire. people would send letters and videos to try to obtain a house. and also have their offers on the table. it's not quite like that yet, liz. but it's getting there with the multiple offers and the difference now is that home buyers had that solid cash offer right now which actually is a good thing to build that equity as you get your foot in the door. >> the competition is so high it makes it hard. >> reporter: absolutely. >> thank you. >>> bay area headlines tonight in san jose, three home invasion suspects appeared in court. the teenagers are accused of breaking into a h
in the city in the meantime. >> reporter: yes. and in any event, the police chief here said, you know, nothing to worry about as far as the community goes. the only difference in who is patrolling the streets over the past 24 hours is the uniform that they are wearing. it really looks like all the local law enforcement agencies are stepping up to the plate to figure out what to do in a situation that really is unprecedented. this is the first time an officer has been shot here in santa cruz -- shot and killed, i should say. >> sounds like they're all coming together. all right, anne makovec live in santa cruz, thank you. >>> the gunman's own father described his son as a teching time bomb. jeremy goulet's criminal background includes a case of being a peeping tom. he was arrested for that in portland, oregon in 2007. and in berkeley last august. neighbors there called police about fights between goulet and his twin brother. he was fired from his job at a coffee shop in santa cruz last saturday. and customers there said he made them feel uncomfortab
the 11th story of city heights, a condo complex located at st. james and san pedro street overnight. investigators are not releasing any other information about what led to that fall. >>> a major break in the case that has shaken a local city. police say they made an arrest in the death of a 13-year-old girl. her body was found in a park in fairfield last friday. tonight a 32-year-old man is behind bars. nbc bay area's monte francis joins us with the latest. >> reporter: raj, good evening. fairfield police and the fbi spent part of the day after suspect's house and at his work place which is reportedly a barbershop on oliver road. what is the connection, if any, between the suspect and the 13-year-old victim? officers arrested 32 ye-year-ol anthony lamar jones of fairfield as he was walking along the 1100 block of east tabor avenue in fairfield at about 7:00 this morning. police say he had been under 24-hour surveillance since early on in the investigation. >> we have evidence linking jones to this homicide, and we believe at this time he acted alone and there are no other suspects'
identified only as ethan was kidnapped from a school bus in midland city last week by a man who shot and killed the bus driver on board. the fbi spent days negotiating with the kidnapper. 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes. they stormed the bunker yesterday in the afternoon after dykes became agitated and they feared ethan may be in imminent danger. >> it's a relief for us to be able to reunite a mother with her child. >> neighbors say they heard a bang and some gunshots but authorities are releasing few details about the rescue. dykes was killed during the raid. >>> an irany war veteran accused of murder is on suicide watch in a texas jail. jail officials say eddie ray routh had to be shocked with a stun gun and restrained after he became aggressive. former seal chris kyle was known as one of america's most deadly snipers. >>> a bipartisan gun control bill will be introduced on capitol hill today. that legislation would make firearms trafficking a federal offense but does not address the president's requested assault weapons ban. mr. obama was in minne
. >>> and the fight against blight, how one bay area city is fighting back. >>> good morning, highway 4 westbound, it looks good coming up to the willow pass grade and we will tell you more about the morning commute and bay area weather stay tuned. . >>> welcome back, an overnight car bombing at syria happened at security checkpoint and a mortgager at a command center. bashar assad said he is not responsible for the conflict and when asked about its future, he said the decision should be made by the syrian people. >>> it's not just law firms and think tanks, they are being targeted for most institutions and that's according to the washington post. security experts say cyber spies are trying to get information on how government officials make decisions. hackers are linked to a security site near shanghai and have been targeting places worldwide and china denies the allegations. >>> they could have a key issue as cia director, democratic senators are providing full access to full classified opinions on when to use drone strikes but they are dealing with republican senators behind closed doors to pr
in brentwood, kron four news >> crime in the city of berkeley is up. according to the police chief. one crime rate category that has skyrocketed. is cases of rape. kron four's philippe djegal reports on the staggering year to year increase. >> reporter: in 2012. the berkeley police department says there were 39 reported rape cases. nine of those were attempted rapes. compared to 20 rapes in 2011. that's a 95-percent rise from year to year. investigations captain andy greenwood saying during a tuesday night crime report presentation to the city council. that the overwhelming majority of the rapes happened in the neighborhoods surrounding the u-c berkeley campus. where there is a dense student population. police say alcohol and or drugs were inolved in almost half of the cases. police say none of the attacks involved a stranger entering a home. and, only two involved a stranger on the street. police say the majority of the victims were raped by and acquaintance, friend, or people involved in past dating relationships. investigators here at the police department say there is no clear reason for
. >> there was decent rain. the city had a quarter inch. compared to this year. since january everything has been quiet. this system is really moving down. from the peninsula san francisco south you can see actually painted toward monterey and santa clara valley it will be a cool, breezy day. a few scattered showers. mainly low 50s. >>> traffic is doing pretty well although it is raining and you will have to give yourself extra time. this is a look at highway 4 coming up to the willow pass grade. you can see traffic continues to move along pretty welcoming up to the grade. also the morning commute looks good on 880. again recommending you give yourself a little bit of extra time. let's go back to the desk. >>> topping the news a former los angeles police officer bent on revenge remains on the loose. it was this time yesterday morning when we first reported that 33-year-old christopher domer was accused of shooting three police officers. massive manhunt for domer stretches across california. tara moriarty is in the newsroom with the massive man hunt. >> reporter: schools in big bear are in lock down and
's uncle into custody on a warrant. >> police are alerting residents of burglars with ten bay area cities hit by burglaries or home invasion robbers. yesterday an 86-year-old woman scared off a burglar who entered the home. someone rang the doorbell. she got there and no one was there but she heard a noise in the basement. >> she opened the door to the stairwell and the bug hard was standing at the top of the stairs and both were surprised she challenged him and asked what he was doing and he turned ran back down the steps and fled from the house. >> police say ringing the doorbell is part of a ruse, if they answer they offer garden services or a fake story. if no one answers they go to the back of the house and force the entry were the suspect in belmont is described as hispanic man in his 30's, stocky build, 5' 8". >> this morning, redwood city police are looking for other possible victims in the case of a martial arts instructor charged with child molestation on a nine-year-old boy. he worked at a martial arts academy for 12 years. they are looking for potential witnesses. he is free o
. [applause] >>> you will hear debate that took place this morning as a local city considers banning certain ammo. why some local school students are escorted by police this morning. >>> a legal move today as the prop eight case heads to the supreme court ahead at noon. >>> complete bay area news coverage starts right now, this ktvu channel 2 news at noon. >> the debate over gun safety leads to a bay area debate over certain ammo and a ruling was made moments ago. good afternoon, i am tori campbell. the debate over guns and ammo is heating up in san francisco. new at noon sal castaneda joins us live with the new proposals that could be the target of lawsuits. we understand a vote has just been taken. >> reporter: that's right, tori,es a expected the committee did move that vote out of committee and if approved and it is approved by the full board of supervisors, if it is approved it would change the way ammo is bought and sold in san francisco. the mayor and the police chief and supervisor are pushing legislation to ban the sale of certain types of ammo and keep track of anyone who buys more
at those places tonight. >>> three peninsula cities plan to hold a gun buy-back tomorrow in east palo alto, menlo park and palo alto will join them for the gun buy-back from 10:00 until 2:00 there. authorities will pay between 1 and 300 dollars depending on the type of gun. >>> a conference is underway right now in frap frap focusing on how to keep young adults from becoming repeat offenders. the meeting involves police, prosecutors, public defenders and probation officials and also trying to come up with ways to prevent violence among those in what they call the transitional age group. >> currently it was 20% of our homicide rates 18 to 25 so we want to bring to light in san francisco there needs to be a focus- >> the organizes say one of the most important things to figure out is how to make sure young adults have jack sees to the public services that would keep them from committing crimes repeatedly. >>> the infamous chili finger leady from san jose is back in jail, accused of making up a new story about a different body part. anna ayala went to prison for planting a severed finger in a
you e mails you care b the city being offered millions of dollars to change its name to sugar daddy.com usa that. is coming up here for you. >> martinez blees plees need help in finding a missing teenager.úhxf he left his house monday night and has not been heard from since saying he is considered at risk. he is six feet tall and anyone with information is urged to call the police department. livermore police arrested three minors for cyber bullying. she was arrested again last week for violations nearly three years for serving three years for having sex with two 14-year-old boys. they won't release names of the three minors arrested but dan noyes reported the daughter was one of the kids under investigation police say there is no evidence he instructed to harass a victim. muddy mess that came flowing into homes today. this is the damage, sending water p mud rushing into the sleets streets. homes along 15th avenue hit hard tonight homeowners wondering if a sewer line replacement could be to blame for this. heather, what a mess it s the city] saying that repair had nothing to do wi
. several strong aftershocks have followed. >>> city council members voted unanimously to provide people attending public meetings to opt out of reciting the pledge of allegiance. government meeting typically do not take place until the pledge has been recited. but now people attending city council meets can make a choice. they can recite the pledge or have a moment of silence. >> do we need to modify it or look at maybe not doing the pledge. >> so from now on the public agenda at meetings will include the option of either saying the pledge of allegiance or observing a moment of silence. >>> the u.s. justice department along with california and several other states filed suit against standard and poors. the suit claims p refused to warn investors that the housing department would be collapsing because it would be bad for business. >> s & p gave premium ratings to risky investments. >> reporter: state attorney general camela harris says pension funds put money into those investments based on s & p ratings. >>> wall street rebounded today following yesterday's steep drop. the dow's gaine
research the plan that may work best for you. in redwood city tonight, police identified a new suspect in a recent home invasion robbery. the 21-year-old is one of three people suspected of ransacking the home of a 79-year-old woman while holding her at gun point. the other suspect was arrest ared running from the scene. trujillo may be driving black volkswagen yet that california license plate. >>> san francisco is known as a party but not so much fun for some residents in lower nob hill near polk street. they are pushing for a moratorium on bars on that street where there ar are alrey in just a few blocks. >> when is enough enough? that is what some want to know when it comes to the number of bars. >> we reached a saturation point and potting street in recent years. public safety incidents, noise, quality of life issues for residents and the neighborhood hit a point where we need to address the situation. >> david chu says along a six block stretch of polk from california to oh farrell that are at least 45 spots with liquor and he is proposing a cap on any new ones. sounds good to th
cities are still delayed. oakland is saying flights are not affected so far because they fly to regional hubs. there were 4700 flight cancellations across the country. >> the grapevine is open again this morning after being closed last night due to snow. the link between los angeles and bakersfield completely reopened around 1:30 this morning but at midnight the chp was still escorting drivers. >>> the statewide manhunt for a cop killer who is a former police officer himself. former lapd officer is still on the run. david wright is there. >> surveillance cameras captured images of christopher dorner but the trouble is they were taken two weeks ago not far from where monica kwan and her fiance why murdered. the last pictures he was taken of dorner before he disappeared. signs like these armed and dangerous are on every freeway but so far no one has spotted him. near blizzard rd conditions near big bear lake haven't helped. no eye in the sky and the helicopters can't fly. on the ground not much better. >> we're going to continue to search until we discover he left the mountain or we find h
city rather than us conforming to whatever their business model is. that's the reason i attended the pre-application meeting and that's why i've been in communication with project sponsors. * ever since then to try to assure that this had a greater street presence to what they originally proposed. bear in mind those fancy architectural renderings you're looking at are only appropriate if you're in a helicopter hovering over the project site. the reality on the ground is blanch street is a one-way street going eastward towards the embarcadaro. and in general, what you will see on the ground is the backside of this project and the blanch street frontage. so, if you do approve this project, please ensure that bryant street gives back something to the community. thank you. * >> thank you. next speaker. >>> hello, my name is rick carp, i'm the president of cole hardware here in san francisco and i'm asking you to please reject this project based on the formula retail issues. it's been my passion since the early '80s to try to keep big box and formula retail out of san francisco. i'm
-old janell conway allen, being held at 1:00 o'clock today, at the benicia city cemetery. the 7th grader was missing for a day before her body was found in court. the accused killer did not enter a plea when he was in court but now he is charged with murder and they added kidnapping, rape, and lewd acts on a child. because of the special circumstances he could be sentenced to death if he is convicted. he is due in court at 8:30 this morning and is being held in jail without bail. >> thank you very much. new this morning the lead investigator in the oscar pistorius case is facing attempted murder charges of his own. we could find out today if oscar pistorius is granted bail. katie marzullo has the latest from the newsroom. yesterday was not a good day for the prosecution. >> no, bombshell and a real blow to the case and also happening right now, cnn is reporting there was a threat in the courtroom and the judge cleared the courtroom because of that but moments later everyone was blot back in and the judge, oscar pistorius, with no mention of the threat. on we go with the defense attorneys
police handled the crowds. this sunday could be more dramatic. even those not watching in the city limits police urge everyone to enjoy super bowl sunday safely. >> the message we have is if you are celebrating or consume alcohol, do it in a way that does not require you to drive. plan ahead. celebrate at home. get a cab. do not drink and drive. >> as we look ahead to another hopeful world championship in the same year the celebrations after the giants' world series win in october were violent, destructive with law enforcement hoping if they win the super bowl it does not come to that, the the destructive people do not ruin for others. >> officials are cracking down on counterfeit sports apparel, with phony gear at the to which the list. authorities have seized $300,000 worth of counterfeit merchandise in the bay area part of a nation-wide effort called "operation red zone," with federal agents confiscating $13 million in counterfeit goods since september. abc7 news reporter katie marzullo will have more on the crackdown from new orleans. >> the 49ers are facing another issue surro
championship. boohoo. the parade started at city hall and made its way to their stadium, where the players shared the trophy with the fans. >> fistill a great season. the super bowl set all kinds of records and not just down in new orleans. sports fans bidding a $98.9 million in nevada casinos for sunday's ball game. most of those bets coming from gamblers banking on the niners. twitter says there was a record number of super bowl posts as well. more than 24 million compared to the almost 14 million that happened last year. they're also near record ratings with 111 million watching. that was set in 2010 and 2011. >>> new this morning, pittsburgh police have arrested a man they say is responsible for a hit and run that injured a woman and two children. we have more with who that man is and the charges he's facing. >> good morning to you. neighbors tell us they're certain ly upset by this. among the people hit, two small children, but they also tell us they're not totally surprised that it happened at all. even where these people were crossing, they say that drivers often just don't slow dow
, but no weapon was found. >>> a makeshift city is growing like a weed right in the middle of san jose. it's so big you can see it from a plane when you're approaching the airport. but kpix 5's kit doe says the clock is ticking for the people who call it home. >> reporter: one of san jose's largest homeless encampments is hard to miss. 100 people in 40 tents spread across 28 acres. >> shanty town? is that what this is? >> that's exactly what it is to me. and it's pitiful. i feel bad for these people. >> reporter: the squatters started coming here last month after their nearby encampment was shut down. the setups are elaborate. tarps with logs, window 59, one even had -- panes, one even had a kitchen >> is this a mattress? >> yeah, a big mattress wrapped in plastic. and it's on top of crates, wood. >> reporter: the camp quickly drew attention since it's near the police department. since it's wide open, you can see every tent. complaints poured in. because it's in the flight path of planes, even passengers complained. cleanup will cost up to $40,000. the city will keep up the effort until squat
on airplanes landing in the city are starting to notice. a make shift city sprung up. the encampment is growing day by dibut the city -- day by day but the city is ready to start pulling up takes. >> reporter: 100 people, 28 acres, the mother of all eye sores. >> that is what it is, yeah. and it is pitiful. >> reporter: the squatters started coming here last month. the set ups are elaborate. tarps with logs, window pains and a kitchen. >> reporter: is this a mattress 1, 2, 1, 2, mattress -- mattress? >> yeah. on wood so the rain goes underneath. >> the camp drew attention since it is near the police department and since it is wide open you can see every tent, complaints poured in. because it is in the flight path of planes passengers complined -- complained. >> you move them from one spot they pop up in another spot. >> reporter: frustrating? >> yeah but it is part of the process. we have to be consistent in how we work with people. if they continue to work everyone believes that we will have long term positive results. the clean up begins marc
they were deeply affected by the mass shooting in newtown, connecticut. they will collect the guns at city hall in east palo alto from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. >>> dozens of people gathered in downtown palo alto to demand change. they held a vigil to show support for gun control. it was organized by the grass roots group organize for action. the message is protect kids, not guns. >> rallies are an opportunity for people to get together and for us to work together and push our politicians for change. >> love the turnover. people have their arms wrapped around this issue. >> this part of the national day of action to end gun violence. organizers are calling on congress to expand background checks. >>> it could be a game changer. a new weapon in the fight against breast cancer that was developed here in the bay area. oncologists are calling it a smart bomb. the drug is called kedsalia. 23 patients at kaiser hospitals will receive the drugs. oncologists say it delivers the benefit of chemo within the cancer cells so most patients can avoid side effects. >>> the fight to honor the bay area's his
the city council will vote on a ban on styrofoam at large restaurants. environmental groups back the proposal but as elissa harrington tells us owners are local eateries are unhappy about it. >> reporter: they are your to- go boxes, doggie bags and hot cups of coffee but styrofoam food packaging could soon be history in san jose. the city is considering banning polystyrene foodwear. a city council member says foam accounts for between 7 to 15% of litter in their creeks. >> it doesn't biodegrade. it's not recyclable. and as a result, it remains in our landfills if we're lucky and if we're not, it ends up in the bellies of a lot of wildlife. >> reporter: if passed, san jose would join more than 70 other cities in california that have already ditched styrofoam including san francisco, berkeley and palo alto. it would also be the largest city to do so. some restaurant workers in town worry how this might affect them. >> that's what we use every, single day. >> reporter: alejandro simone at a bar downtown is concerned about the price difference bet
evening. it's wednesday, february 27th. a news at 7. >>> the city of santa cruise is grieving tonight, still rattled by the shooting death 2 of veterans and the loves police officers of the we'll take you to the vigil in just a moment. but first what wear learned about the men and -- what we learned about the men and women. kevin vogle held a briefing today. he called the shootings devastating for the community and the department. detective sergeant lore an butch baker was a 28-year veteran of the police force it's of baker 2 years ago. he leaves behind a wife, 2 daughters and a son. >> we're having a tough time with this. we have never experienced anything like this in my career. >> santa cruise police officers were all given the day off to grief. the city of being patrolled by the sheriff's office. >>> at the nelson community center in santa cruise, a vigil is underway. she's also been looking into prior workplace issues involving the gunman. >> reporter: it's going until 8:00. it's going to give hundreds in this community a time to gather together and mourn there loss. >> fbi inves
in and it is a big production. a gun store goes in and we have no say in the matter. >> reporter: city leaders stay owners secured all permits and licenses and unlike massage parlors, they do not require a public hearing for firearm sales. >> there is no prohibition in the town code. >> reporter: but firearms laws may change in los gatos. the town manager is recommending changes including updating zoning laws to control where gun stores operate. requiring conditional use permits and requiring i.d. checks for ammunition sales. while town leaders debate the laws, andrea is hoping templar sports will leave. >> i would hope the gun store would move. >> reporter: supporters say the call to close the doors is unlawful. >> they've completed all the permits. they've gone through the paperwork that's required. i hate to see the sort of, i want to say bigotry pointed at them. >> reporter: three people tone store including a los gatos police officer. the managing partner assured the residents that he is operating within the law and promoting safety. >> we explained the laws to them. showed them how to properl
article about officer who's serve in the military. oakland city council agreed to hire bratton as a consultant for the police department. >> stay with abc 7 news for any breaking developments in this story. >> you can also follow us on twitter and we're updating breaking news on abc 7 news.com. you can get updates on the smart phone by down loading and opting for a push notification. >> vallejo police looking for two men who shot a family of three inside of their home this morning. police say the men were wearing hoods when kicking in the front door of a house on mcdougle street around 3:00 a.m. a brother, sister and mother were shot. after waking up to find the men inside of the home. police dmot have a detailted suspect description at this point. >> not sure why they were targeted but at this point we're treating it as a random attack. >> they don't look like rich people or people that would have a lot of money. they could have chose any house. i don't understand. >> the brother sister and mother were all taken to the hospital. they're all recovering. >> the san jose mother m
-recent numbers for cancellations are that there are 60 total today here at sfo. 40 departures. major cities are boston, new york, newark and philadelphia. >> this is people on the east coast. >> airlines saw it coming and began notifying people yesterday. united set up an area just for rebooking. these tourists are disappointed their four days have been cut in half. they're rerouted to dallas, then, on to washington, d.c.. >> maybe there is no attempt to go sight seeing. maybe. >> do you have a place to stay? just the airport? >> airport. >> these players are trying to get to new york for a match. >> they're not giving us information about what is going on. >> did they reroute you?. >> not yet. >> what did they say to do? >> hold tight. >> this seasoned traveler is betting on getting out tomorrow afternoon to jfk. he's sticking around the airport this afternoon to check in. >> the plane i'm taking has a unique seating chart there. is a seat i know goes all the way back. >> a lot of it depends on how long it takes this weather system to move through cities and how severe weather is. how long
. >> reporter: janell was living with a foster family in sasun city at the time of her death. >>> the man accused of killing her appeared in court and pled not guilty. this is the picture of anthony lamar jones from an earlier appearance. jones is accused of murder, rape, kidnapping and lewd acts with a minor. if convicted he could face the death penalty. >>> the in their legal brief, the couple said this badge of inferiority, separateness and inquality must be extinguished. the supreme court justices are scheduled to hear the case on february 26. >>> the state monitoring report out today says 175,000 california bar row -- borrowers have received help. another 20,000 are in the midst of trial mortgage reductions. about 59,000 short sales have been agreed to because of the settlement. >>> happening now, a protest at city college of san francisco where students are occupying a campus building tonight. ktvu's debra villalon are live with the latest and the police reaction to it. >> reporter: peaceful but persistent so far, come on in a little closer. you can see there are a few dozen squa
[ woman ] my boyfriend and it were going on vacation, so i used my citi thankyou card to pick up some accessories. a new belt. some nylons. and what girl wouldn't need new shoes? and with all the points i've been earning, i was able to get us a flight to our favorite climbing spot, even on a holiday weekend. ♪ things are definitely... looking up. [ male announcer ] with no blackout dates, you can use your citi thankyou points to travel whenever you want. visit citi.com/thankyoucards to apply. >> for hours this evening police in santa cruz search for gunman after shoot out with the cops. when it was all over 2 officers were dead. and so was the suspect. good evening. police chief in santa cruz says this is a horrible, horrible day for the department. and 2 fine officers lost their lives. right now police do not believe there are any other gun men on the loose but as precaution deputy are going thousands house. here's what we know at this point. at 3:30 this afternoon santa cruz police were investigating a sexual assault at house on no suspect fired at police hitting 2 officers.
80 officers. kron four's philippe djegal explains why city officials say, they're having a tough time filling positions. the walnut creek police department website currently shows two full-time police officer positions are available. offering a salary range between 76 and 93-thousand dollars a year. might sound good. but police chief joel bryden tells the city council that might not be competitive enough. councilman justin wedel says potential candidates are force. instead, choosing other bay area police departments because othey officer a more competitive salary and benefits package. now, that the department is under-staffed. wedel says some detectives have been reassigned to patrol, putting some long- term investigations on hold. traffic cops have also been reassigned to patrol. as have the officers on the downtwon police task force, who monitor bars and crackdown on drunk drivers. councilman wedel says any and all options are on the table to attract more officers to the force. he says the city is putting potential candidates through two academies within the next six months. wedell
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